always been a shot gun guy in nyc but since moving to sub tropical south ,south florida , i have learned just how much handguns mean to mostly everyone down here. in the local gun shops you see old ladies , young bucks just turning 21 ,old grey haired men and handsome 50 year olds like myself. lol anyway florida is a great state to live in if your a gun enthusiast. my ccw will be here soon and i just bought in one day a ruger sr9(love it) and a glock21 (love it more). well maybe i just love the heavier bullet. sure thats it. anyway the ruger is a great gun to feel in your hand. my wiofe likes it and shoots it well. i put 100 rd thru it recently and used 50 target loads (ball ammo ) anmd 50 hornady 147 grain hp's just to see how it's gonna feel if some idiot tries to break into my condo. the wife will have the sr9 in her night stand and i'll have the g21 ,45caliber velcro'ed to my side bed panel. any way the sr9 aimed and fired flawlessly ,no sticky slide and a great trigger pull. ruger hit a home run with this slimhandle gun. took it apart as per a video i found somewhere(can't remember its origin now but if i do ,i'll post it) most sr9 owners don't need it anyway. breakdown is simple and self explanatory. sub breakdown is easier with the video. love my sr9 all black/stainless slide 9. so does the wife. (and keep in mind these are our first pistols in our lives so it's a big deal for us) stay safe everyone.